The Harder They Fall

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Overview

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis' reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.

  1. Philip Yordan

    Screenplay

  2. Mark Robson

    Director

  3. Budd Schulberg

    Novel

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  1. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Eddie Willis

  2. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Nick Benko

  3. Jan Sterling

    Jan Sterling

    Beth Willis

  4. ML

    Mike Lane

    Toro Moreno

  5. Max Baer

    Max Baer

    Buddy Brannen

  6. JJ

    Jersey Joe Walcott

    George

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

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  • May 9, 1956
    Theatrical

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